Blankenship v. Consolidated Coal Co.

ELR Citation: 47 ELR 20037
No(s). 15-2480 and 15-2482 (4th Cir. Mar 9, 2017)

The Fourth Circuit upheld a lower court ruling that a coal company isn't liable for claims by property owners over water disposed of in a mine beneath their property because Virginia's statute of limitations prohibited the suit. The coal company undertook “dewatering” its active mine and disposi...